Hillary: 'Preserve Filibuster or Minority Voting Rights, We Can’t Do Both'
Clinton suggested that doing both would be impossible
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave an ultimatum to lawmakers, contesting that Congress must make the choice between preserving the filibuster or protecting minority voting rights.
Clinton suggested that doing both would be impossible.
“We can preserve the filibuster, or we can preserve the voting rights of people of color. But we can’t do both,” Clinton said.
Clinton also posted a CNN graphic of the US identifying bills “aiming to curb voting rights introduced in almost every state.”
We can preserve the filibuster, or we can preserve the voting rights of people of color. But we can't do both. pic.twitter.com/TFvfe7vEKs— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 8, 2021
The former Secretary of State's remarks come amid far-left anger over Georgia’s recently signed election integrity law.
The legislation has been dismissed by liberals as oppressive, with some comparing it to the Jim Crow law.
Nearly 30% of Georgia’s voters are Black.— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) April 6, 2021
And Republicans passed a voter suppression law targeting them.... https://t.co/q1Sa0s4WZt
The legislation also prompted Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to pull its All-Star Game and draft from Atlanta, a city with a sizeable minority population.
Commissioner Rob Manfred opted to pull the state's events after talks with failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
SCOOP: @MLB sources say owners were blindsided at least by the timing of @RobManfred's decision to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta. Also said his decision came after speaking w @staceyabrams, which is odd since she has now said she's against the boycott. Story developing— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) April 7, 2021
MLB moved the events to Colorado, which has fewer early voting days and ID requirements than Georgia.
But Democrats have continued to describe the Peach State law as suppressive, despite the black and Latino voters supporting voter ID.
But Democrats have continued to push for the end of the filibuster to advance their radical agenda items.
Joe Biden also warned Georgia, telling officials to "smarten up" and "stop" the state's election integrity law, or risk losing more woke businesses.